We began the day completing a flow chart for hydroelectricity, thermal, nuclear, and wind energy. We worked in groups to continue each flow chart.
We are going to use this knowledge for our upcoming summative project.
There are two summative projects for the end of our electricity unit.
1. We are building an electric car
2. We are doing research about one of the generating stations we have learned about (hydroelectricity, thermal, nuclear, and wind energy).
Students had a choice between two projects. Project A:
The population of Mississauga is increasing rapidly. The Ontario Power Generating (OPG) Authority is considering which source of energy would be best for our city. Our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is for the use of renewable energy. You are the expert on ______________________. Your responsibility is to present the facts to the provincial government of Ontario to help them to make an informed decision regarding which type of power generating facility to develop.
Assume your area has equal access to all energy sources. You may choose an energy source we have not learned about in class.
Aishraya and Manisha
Teni and Lillian
Ava and Hannah
Thomas and Matthew
Adam and Daniel
Shivam and Joana
Saskatchewan is a significant producer of uranium in the world and trades this resource internationally. There are concerns that the uranium meant for commercial power might be diverted and used in weapons. Canada’s Federal government needs an update on global trends regarding the responsible use of uranium by other countries. You are the expert on the use uranium in nuclear power. Prepare a research report to present to the government as well as a recommendation on who Canada should sell their uranium to.
Mona and Suhana
Dolapo and Rhea
Dean and Jallone
We also discussed our Science Fair projects and began sketching our pre-construction design. These will be due tomorrow and we will begin building our cars tomorrow!
We then had recess and lunch.
We spent the rest of the day golfing. We had so much fun learning from Cory, a golf professional at Old Pro Driving Range.
At the end of the day we worked on our International Day project.
1. Read Daily
2. Preconstruction sketch for electric car
3. Novel study Chapter 9 role (Chapter 8 should be done and we will do both chapters tomorrow)
4. Students need to ensure to have materials for Science Fair tomorrow
5. Electricity test Wednesday